Suicidal ideation modulates the reduction in serotonin transporter availability in male military conscripts with major depression: A 4-[18F]-ADAM PET study.

@article{Yeh2015SuicidalIM,
  title={Suicidal ideation modulates the reduction in serotonin transporter availability in male military conscripts with major depression: A 4-[18F]-ADAM PET study.},
  author={Yi-Wei Yeh and Pei-Shen Ho and Chun-Yen Chen and Shiue-mei Kuo and Chih-Sung Liang and Che-Hung Yen and Chang-Chih Huang and Chyng-Yann Shiue and Wen-Sheng Huang and Kuo-Hsing Ma and Ru-Band Lu and San-Yuan Huang},
  journal={The world journal of biological psychiatry : the official journal of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2015},
  volume={16 7},
  pages={
          502-12
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Suicide is an important issue in the military service, since it can influence military morale and create dangerous situations for other personnel. The serotonin transporter (SERT) has been suggested to be involved in the pathophysiology of depression and suicidal behaviours. The aims of this study were to examine whether the brain SERT availability differs between military conscripts with depression and control subjects, and whether suicidal ideation is correlated with SERT… CONTINUE READING